Technology

May 25, 2018 - 9:28 am
LONDON (AP) — London police have seized half a million pounds ($667,000) worth of bitcoin from a prolific computer hacker in a case described as the first of its kind for the 188-year-old department. Cybercrime detectives seized the bitcoin from Grant West, 26, who was sentenced to 10 years and 8...
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FILE- In this July 1, 2013, file photo, a communication technician works at a phone and internet cable closet, at the European Council building in Brussels. New data and privacy rules take effect in Europe a week from Friday, clarifying rights that people have over how companies around the world collect and analyze personal data for targeted advertising and other tasks. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)
May 25, 2018 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the European Union's new data privacy law (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it's filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users' consent under new EU...
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The founder and CEO of "My Nametags" Lars Andersen, originally from Norway, looks up during an interview with The Associated Press at his business premises in London, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Starting Friday, May 25, 2018, My Nametags and most other companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation, which the EU calls the most sweeping change in data protection rules in a generation. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 25, 2018 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Lars Andersen's business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children. The owner of London-based My Nametags, which makes personalized nametags to iron into children's clothing, says protecting that information is fundamental to his...
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FILE -In this Friday, May 11, 2018, file photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah. The driver of a Tesla electric car that hit a Utah fire department vehicle over the weekend says the car's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode was engaged at the time of the crash. Police in the Salt Lake City suburb of South Jordan said Monday, May 14, 2018, the driver also said in an interview that she was looking at her phone before the accident. The 28-year-old woman broke her foot when her car hit a fire truck stopped at a red light while going 60 mph (97 kph). (South Jordan Police Department via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 9:03 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press Thursday. Two people were injured. Data from the Model S electric vehicle show...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2014, file photo, a man walks past a mural in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. The California Supreme Court will decide whether Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content to criminal defendants. The justices are expected to rule Thursday, May 24, 2018, in a case that has pitted some of Silicon Valley's biggest companies against public defenders. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 24, 2018 - 8:46 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and other social media companies can be compelled to give criminal defendants preparing for trial user content that is already public, California's highest court ruled Thursday. The state Supreme Court's ruling gives an opening to defense lawyers whose requests for...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:09 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone's features to lure people into buying its competing products. The verdict reached Thursday is the latest twist in a legal battle that began in 2011. Apple contends...
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FILE- This file image made from video March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an interior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Ariz. In a preliminary report on the crash released Thursday, May 24, federal investigators said the autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but didn’t stop automatically because emergency braking was disabled. (Tempe Police Department via AP, File)
May 24, 2018 - 7:48 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...
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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, an Amazon Echo Dot is displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle. Amazon says an "unlikely" string of events prompted its Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Ore., family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
May 24, 2018 - 6:45 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago an employee of...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows some of the Facebook and Instagram ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, are photographed in Washington. Facebook says it will require political advertisers in the U.S. to label “issue ads” that disclose who paid for them, part of its ongoing efforts to prevent elections-related misuse of its platform. Such ads played prominently in Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. elections. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
May 24, 2018 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is expanding its advertising disclosure requirements to cover all U.S. ads on polarized issues such as gun control and abortion rights, even if they don't endorse a particular candidate. Ads coming from specific candidates have already included a disclosure label since...
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South Carolina Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling shows a monitor and drone camera equipment in Columbia, SC., Thursday, May 24, 2018. The drones will be used to monitor safety and contraband smuggling at state prisons. Stirling said South Carolina is the first state in the nation to use drones like this. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
May 24, 2018 - 2:16 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After spending years fighting to keep drones from flying over prisons, South Carolina corrections officials unveiled plans on Thursday to use the small unmanned aircraft to keep a remote eye on inmates, an effort they said is the first of its kind in the country. Corrections...
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